Bota Sot

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Bota Sot
Bota Sot Newspaper logo.jpg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Media Print
Publisher Mazrekaj Media[1]
Editor Idriz Morina[1]
Staff writers 45
Founded 1995
Headquarters Zürich, Prishtina
Circulation 13.000 Daily
Official website www.botasot.info

Bota Sot (English: World Today) is a daily newspaper from Kosovo, originally published by Kosovo diaspora in Switzerland. It is published by Media Print and is owned by Xhevdet Mazrekaj, a diaspora businessman. The newspaper was published for the first time in 1995 - in the beginning only abroad. Bota Sot, supported and still does support Ibrahim Rugova, a leader of ethnic Albanian party, the Democratic League of Kosovo.,[2] as well as PDSH and Sali Berisha.

Bardhyl Ajeti was a reporter for Bota Sot. He wrote daily editorials for Bota Sot and supported anticrime campaign of international authorities in arresting former members of the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA).[3] He was shot by unidentified assassins on June 3, 2005, while he was driving a car on the way to Pristina. On June 28, 2005 he died of gunshot wounds in hospital in Milano, Italy.[4] Bardhyl Ajeti was not the only journalist of Bota Sot who was killed in Kosovo. Bekim Kastrati, killed on October 19, 2001 in village Lauša near Priština, was also journalist of Bota Sot.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Editorial
  2. ^ "Attacks on the Press in 2001 - Yugoslavia". United Nations High Commission for Refugees. February 2002. Retrieved 15 May 2011. "the Geneva-based Bota Sot, supports politician Ibrahim Rugova and his leading ethnic Albanian party, the Democratic Alliance of Kosovo." 
  3. ^ "Bardhyl Ajeti". CPJ. Retrieved 8 May 2011. "Ajeti wrote daily editorials for Bota Sot..supported international authorities who arrested former members of the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) as part of a broader anticrime campaign,..." 
  4. ^ "IHF report 2006 - Human rights in OSCE region". 2006. pp. 362–363. Retrieved 8 May 2011. "On 25 June, Bardhyl Ajeti, a prominent journalist of one of the major Kosovo newspapers, died of gunshot wounds he had sustained on 3 June: he was shot by unidentified assassins while traveling to-ward Prishtina from his home town of Gnjilane." 
  5. ^ "Attacks on the Press in 2001 - Yugoslavia". United Nations High Commission for Refugees. February 2002. Retrieved 15 May 2011. "Bekim Kastrati, Bota Sot KILLED (motive unconfirmed) Kastrati, an ethnic Albanian journalist for the Albanian-language daily Bota Sot, was shot on October 19 at around 8 p.m. in the village of Lausa, west of the provincial capital, Pristina, along with two other men who were riding in his car at the time." 

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